Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Fri. Jan. 3, 9pm on WKAR HD; Sat. Jan. 4, 7pm on WKAR World; Sun. Jan. 5, 12pm on WKAR HD | Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer talks about her first year in office with Off the Record anchor Tim Skubick. Joining the conversation is First Gentleman Dr. Marc Mallory. WATCH NOW

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A ballot group on Monday submitted petitions to prohibit a second-trimester abortion procedure in Michigan, a key step toward placing the veto-proof legislation before the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has filled a vacancy on the MSU Board of Trustees.

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When $525,000 in state funding was cut from a popular school truancy program she runs to help students in rural northeastern Michigan, Dorothy Pintar held off as long as possible on reducing staff.

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Democratic and Republican leaders are hopeful they will reach a deal on a supplemental budget. But it looks like that won’t happen until after Thanksgiving. The House and Senate are on break. Though they have one tentative session day scheduled next week.

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Republicans in the Legislature have proposed what they say is a first step toward restoring widely unpopular budget cuts. Many of the cuts were enacted by a board controlled by Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

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Democratic state lawmakers say all people need to be able to make independent decisions about their reproductive health. House Democrats announced their plan for a so-called Michigan Reproductive Health Act Tuesday.

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
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Republicans who control Michigan’s Legislature say the state budget will not be resolved until Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer agrees to restrict her unilateral power to shift money within departments.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer moved Thursday to make more Michigan workers eligible for overtime pay, saying her administration would write new labor rules to benefit up to 200,000 people.

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Some lawmakers want to prevent the Department of Health and Human Services from issuing rules restricting access and use of vaping products. Lawmakers debated the bill in front of a House committee Tuesday.